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Hail the World Indoor 1500m King, Samuel Tafera

Former world indoor record-holder Samuel Tafera defended his title successfully at the ongoing 18th edition of the World Indoor Championships that is being held in the Serbian capital’s Stark Arena in Belgrade.

The 22 year-old cushed the previous Championship Record of 3:33.73 that had been set by the Ethiopian great Haile_Gebrselassie in 1999 in Stuttgart.

Tafera defeated Olympic champion and new world indoor record-holder Jakob Ingebrigtsen from Norway as he went on to set a New Championship record of 3:32.77.

Ingebrigtsen had no option but to settle in second place in a time of 3:33.02 with Abel Kipsang from Kenya closing the first three podium finishes in a time of 3:33.36.

The 2019 World Cross Country Champion, Taddese Lemi from Ethiopia and Oliver Hoare from Australia came home in fourth and fifth place in a time of 3:33.59 and 3:34.36 respectively.

3:31.76i (Stuttgart 1998)

Abel Kipsang gifts Kenya the second medal

Olympic Games 1500m finalist Abel Kipsang gave Kenya her second medal at the ongoing 18th edition of the World Indoor Championships that is being held in the Serbian capital’s Stark Arena in Belgrade.

Kipsang took the third position with a seasonal best of 3:33.59.

The race was won by the defending champion Samuel Tafera who crushed the great Haile Gebrselassie record as he set a new Championship record of 3:32.77 with the Olympic 1500m champion Jacob Ingebrigsten taking silver in a time of 3:33.02.

Selemon Barega stuns Daniel Simiu in Belgrade

Tokyo Olympics 10,000m champion, Selemon Barega stunned kenya’s Daniel Simiu Ebenyo at the 18th edition of the World Indoor Championships that is being held in the Serbian capital’s Stark Arena in Belgrade.

The world silver medallist took charge of the race with two laps remaining as he was pushed by his fellow country-mate Lemecha Girman who has beaten him twice in their previous two head-to-head races in Liévin and Torun as he forged forward with a powerful kick to leave Girma gasping for air and crossing the in 7:41.38 with the later coming home 0.25 seconds later.

Great Britain’s Marc Scott closed the first three podium finishes in a time of 7:42.02.

Ebenyo and Jacob Krop were forced to settle in fourth and fifth place in a time of 7:42.97 and 7:43.26 respectively.

 

Marcell Jacobs beats Christian Coleman by thickness of a vest

Olympic 100m champion Marcell Jacobs beat Christian Coleman by just a three-thousands of a second at the 18th edition of the World Indoor Championships that was held in the Serbian capital’s Stark Arena in Belgrade.

Jacob defeated Coleman with a distance of the proverbial thickness of a vest with the victory in the 60m race in a European Record of 6:61 erasing 13 years record set by Dwain Chambers in 2009 by 0.01 seconds.

The Italian was also satisfied with beating Coleman that many considered to be their favorite for the Olympic title in Tokyo as well as the world record-holder at the Indoor championship.

Coleman is also the reigning world 100m champion but he is arguably an even better 60m sprinter, not having chalked up a defeat at this distance since 2016 prior to this evening.

Coleman who was returning to international competition after missing the Tokyo Olympics due to the one year six months suspension, partnered with his teammate Marvin Bracy but Jacobs once again timed his peak to perfection forcing the two to settle in second and third in a time of 6.41 and 6.44 respectively.

“I hoped and prayed, please first, and it happened,” he said. He was then asked whether he thought he had proved a point. “Of course,” he replied. “Now I’m an Olympic and world champion,” said Jacobs.

 

Gudaf Tsegar crushes the Championships Record in Belgrade

World Indoor 1500m Record Holder Gudaf Tsegay crushed the  championships record at the ongoing 18th edition of the World Indoor Championships Belgrade 22 that is being held in the Serbian capital’s Stark Arena in Belgrade.

Tsegay led 1-2-3 Ethiopian podium finish as she took charge of the race from the gun start to end crossing the line with the new championship record of 3:57.19.

She was followed a distant later by the 2014 World Indoor silver medallist, Axumawit Embaye who crossed the line in a time of 4:02.29 with the 2019 African Games champion in 800m race, Hirut Meshesha closing the podium three finishes in 4:03.39

The 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, Winnie Nanyondo from Uganda and Josette Norris from United States finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 4:0339 and 4:04.60 respectively.pulling away from the group

Noah Kibet writes history as the youngest ever medallist in Indoor Games

World U20 silver medallist Noah Kibet wrote history as the youngest ever World Indoor Championships medallist in an individual track event.

the 17 year-old gave Kenya her first medal in the 800m race at the ongoing 18th edition of the World Indoor Championships Belgrade 22 that is being held in the Serbian capital’s Stark Arena in Belgrade.

Kibet clocked 1:46.35 to finish in second place behind Spain’s mariano Garcia who gave his country the first gold medal since 1985 when he crossed the line in a time of 1:46.20.

American indoor record in the 1000m race Bryce Hoppel closed the podium three finishes in a time of 1:46.51.

The 2019 European Indoor Champion, Alvero de Arriba from Spain and the 2018 European silver medallist, Andreas Kramer from Sweden finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 1:46.58 and 1:46.78 respectively.

LEADING RESULTS

800M MEN

  1. Mariano Garcia    (SPN) 1:46.20
  2. Noah Kibet           (KEN) 1:46.35
  3. Bryce HJoppel      (USA) 1:46.51
  4. Alvero de Arriba  (SPN) 1:46.58
  5. Andreas Kramer   (SWE) 1:46.78

Noah Kibet gifts kenya its first medal

World U20 silver medallist Noah Kibet, gave kenya her first medal in the 800m race at the ongoing 18th edition of the World Indoor Championships Belgrade 22 that is being held in the Serbian capital’s Stark Arena in Belgrade.

The 17 year-old became the youngest ever medallist at the Indoor games hsitory when he won the silver medal in a time of 1:46.35, behind the eventual winner mariano Garcia from Spain who gave his country the first gold medal since 1985 when he crossed the line in a time of 1:46.20.

American indoor record in the 1000m race Bryce Hoppel closed the podium three finishes in a time of 1:46.51

Abel Kipsang to face Samuel Tafera in 1500m finals in Belgrade

Olympic Games 1500m finalist Abel Kipsang made to the 1500m race finals at the ongoing 18th edition of the World Indoor Championships that is being held in the Serbian capital’s Stark Arena in Belgrade.

Kipsang who was placed in the fourth heat crossed the line with the fourth fastest time of 3:3767.  This was the fourth fastest time in the heats.

The World indoor champion and world indoor record-holder, Samuel Tefera from Ethiopia finished with the fastest time in all heats of 3:37.05.

Kipsang will face Tafera who holds the Indoor record with the time of 3:31.04 in the finals.

Lemlem Hailu gifts Ethiopia the Ninth gold in Indoor Games

World U18 1500m champion Lemlem Hailu was on cloud nine as she ran away with wonmen 3000m title at the 18th edition of the World Indoor Championships that is being held in the Serbian capital’s Stark Arena in Belgrade.

The 20 year-old ran a tactical race as they partnered with her fellow country-mate Ejgayehu Taye with a purpose of making sure the title went home.

Lemlem took charge of the race with three laps to go and kept increasing her pace with the 2016 World Indoor silver medallist Dawit Seyoum surging up to Lemlem’s shoulder but she was too good with her kick as forged ahead to make sure the title went home for the ninth time in the last ten editions that their country had participated in.

The Kip Keino 1500m champion crossed the line in a time of 8:41.82. American record holder for the indoor mile, Elinor Purrier came home in second place in 8:42.04.

Taye closed the first three podium finishes in 8:42.04.

World U20 5000m Champion Beatrice Chebet from Kenya finished in tenth position in a time of 8:47.50

Double blessings as Janet Jepkosgei is named World Indoor championships coach

It was a double blessing for former world 800m champion Janeth Jepkosgei on the International Women’s day ahead of World Indoor Championships set to be held in Belgrade Serbia.

With the championships set for March 18th to 20th, Jepkosgei was named as head coach for the team on Monday by Athletics Kenya when they named the team for the championships.

The Africa 800m champion said that her career has been elevated to another class that has come with more responsibilities than she thought.

“I am so happy that the federation has recognized my efforts both as an athlete and now as a coach. This is a big chance that comes with more responsibility. Though I have been doing such in my daily duties,” said Jepkosgei.

She said that her career progression has been handed a big role as a woman coming on the day of International Women Day.

“These are double blessings. I was named in the position then we celebrated International women day. These are double blessings. The federation showed that they value female athletes and their efforts,” she added.

She added that she is now travelling at the international athletics championships not as an athlete but as a coach.

“Now I am in team Kenya not as an athlete but as an official. This is the first time to be an official and I promise to be on top of the game,” promised Jepkosgei.

She said that through her coaching, she has managed to do a lot in athletics, with someone seeing her efforts to coach at the international class.

“This appointment shows that women athletes can transform into coaching successfully. As we head to the championships, my expectation is high though this is a new field for Kenyans but am sure we shall do well.

She added that the indoor championships may be new to many Kenyans since they are used to outdoor championships.

“With Omanyala (Ferdinand) and others in the team, be sure that we shall; do so well at the championships,” she added.